Jennifer Lawrence is pretty great – she’s refreshingly honest and funny and doesn’t mind sharing the embarrassing parts of her life. Her most recent admission is that she suffered from “a kind of social anxiety” as a kid and felt out of place in school.
From Madame Figaro:
“My nickname was ‘Nitro’ as in nitroglycerin. I was hyperactive, curious about everything.
“When my mother told me about my childhood, she always told me there was like a light in me, a spark that inspired me constantly. When I entered school, the light went out. We never knew what it was, a kind of social anxiety. But I had friends.”
Well, that definitely sounds like someone who’s arrogant, eh? Yes, that’s sarcasm. I’m glad Jennifer is so forthcoming about stuff like this, but I also hate that the press latches on to things like this because HELLO, who didn’t feel out of place in school? Seriously, please give me an actual percentage of kids who loved going to school every day and thought it was an awesome and fulfilling experience. Hell no – it was awful, but we did it because that’s part of the experience of growing up.
Good to see Jennifer isn’t so shy anymore, anyway.